Letter of the Day: Letter H, K and Wrap Up

July 30th, 2008 in Letter of the Day

I try to incorporate reading, music, art, gratitude, exercise, nature, touch, and a family activity into teaching the assigned letter. We actually spend two days on one letter, so we have enough time for all the fun activities and all the regular things that goes on in our day to day life. Then after a couple letters we have a day where we play a treasure hunt all with clues reviews the letters we have done.

Here are some ideas for Letter H and K

Reading: We read our Letter H Sound Box Book and Letter K Sound Box Book along with these:

Music:We listened to Laurie Berkner’s Laurie Has a Pig on her Head

and Kookaburra

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
Gay your life must be
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gum drops he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
Leave some there for me
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Counting all the monkeys he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
That’s not a monkey that’s me
Kookaburra sits on a rusty nail
Gets a boo-boo in his tail
Cry, Kookaburra! Cry, kookaburra!
Oh how life can be

Art: We made our letter collages for Letter H and K and also finger painted a picture of a Hippo flying a kite.  Gratitude: For our Gratitude Alphabet hanging downstairs Abby drew a picture of Kites and Hamburgers.Touch: We played with some colored sand, traced our finger through shaping the letters, formed the sand into letters, and finally put glue in the shape of the letter and sprinkled the sand on.

Exercise: Hopscotch and KARATE!!!

Family Activity: We flew kites….well tried, it is windier where we live but it is still in the dead of summer.

Celebration: We reviewed all of the letters in our regular treasure hunt we do, click here for instructions.

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